Ancestral artisan ready to share her sheep hide tanning skills with Williams Lake

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Reconnecting with the earth and ancestral roots in high demand in the lakecity

This month the Station House Art Gallery is hosting a long-awaited Sheepskin Tanning in Williams Lake workshop.

While tickets for the class have been sold out for months, the artist indicated the workshop is open for members of the public to pass through and observe the process over the course of April 6 to April 7. The event is being held at a private residence, so for more information contact Dianne Toop at 250-392-6113 or manager@stationhousegallery.com.

The workshop is being organized and run by Mara Cur of Crow’s Nest Wildcraft, an avid practitioner of ancestral skills and crafts. Cur is a herbalist, hide tanner and has been teaching survival and craft-based skills for the last five years, based out of a farm built off the grid in a grove of alders in the Lower Mainland.

She chose to settle there due to the high demand for her classes and workshops, which she teaches across the province. Cur said she first began developing these skills from her rural upbringing on the Prairies, but it was only when she moved to B.C. that they became a large part of her life.

Ancestral artisan ready to share her sheep hide tanning skills